Indiana University - Bloomington

3,931 reviews
  1. Bloomington, IN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Indiana University - Bloomington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Website

Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$11,573/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,855/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,515/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,120/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,153/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,554/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.149 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.149 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
31,370Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Work hard, party hard
    42%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Work hard, party hard and diverse
    11%
  • Drunk every day, yet still get 4.0's
    6%
  • Party hard
    6%
  • Work hard, party harder
    5%
  • Hoosier
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.240 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.286 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • INDIANA HOOOOOOSIERS
    34%
  • Opportunity
    17%
  • Work Hard, Party Hard
    17%
  • HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS
    11%
  • You'll get it when you because a hoosier.
    10%
  • Greek Life
    7%
  • Big
    4%

After Indiana University - Bloomington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

3,931 reviews
  • Excellent
    796
  • Very Good
    1586
  • Average
    1206
  • Poor
    229
  • Terrible
    102
I love Indiana University. It can be everything you have ever dreamed as well as daunting. Indiana University, much like life, is what you make it.
  • Sophomore
  • 12 days ago
I absolutely love IU. Wherever you go college is about what you make it. I love IU because I feel like its a place that everyone can feel at home. Of course we have a large party scene as well as Greek life but if you're not into that then there's plenty of clubs and other involvements. With 45,000 students you are bound to meet people from various parts of the world and from different cultures, make connections that you never would have thought and develop life long relationships. The school spirit is great ,you can tell that everyone loves their school. I will say that if you are the type of person that needs really personal teaching that it would not be in your best interest to choose IU simply because it is so large. Of course all professors have office hours but during your freshman and sophomore year when you're taking basic classes that everyone takes such as psychology a class with 400 students isn't going to allow you to be able to ask questions and engage as much. The campus is huge, but we have a really great transportation system. Overall I highly recommend IU for anyone who is looking for a school with a great academic reputation and a place they can have fun and meet lots of people.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
My experience at IU has been overwhelmingly positive. I chose a school that has my perfect major, Big 10 sports, and a beautiful campus. It can be intimidating at first to know that you're going to school with 40,000+ other people, but there are so many opportunities to make it feel as small or as big as you want it to. I joined organizations that produced some of my best friends. I also have fallen in love with Bloomington and am hoping to stay here permanently. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better place to attend school. I love it so much I am staying here to get my Masters degree starting in about a week!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago